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New DJ applications for Fall are due Saturday, September 3.

click to apply for Fall 2016

Frequently Asked Questions
  • When do I apply?
We hire three times a year: before Fall semester, before Spring semester and before the summer. The hiring period usually lasts 1.5 to 2 weeks. While we have an application available all the time, we will not review applications until the time indicated above.
  • Who can apply to KTRU?
Anyone. Preference is given to Rice students, including graduate students, but we do take a limited number of “Community” DJs.
  • Do I need prior radio experience or tons of obscure musical knowledge?
No. KTRU is focused on educating both the listeners and the DJs.
  • Do I get paid?
No. DJs are volunteers who do it for the love of the music.
  • What is the station looking for?
Insatiable intellectual curiosity about all sorts of music.
  • I’ve heard rumors of a “graveyard” requirement. What’s that?
A “graveyard shift” is sometime between 1am and 7am, and it lasts only one semester. In the past this has been required, but depending on the DJ Directors’ decision, it may be waived for some application periods. Check your application form so you are sure you can handle the shift time if it is required.
  • Anything else I have to do?
You will be required to spend one semester learning a sub-specialty, like mixing audio live at concerts, booking, production, music department, repairing the studio, publicity, or promotions. Positions will help you learn about the station and how it is run.
  • How long are the shifts?
Two or Three hours. Once a week. There are some One hour shifts available as well.
  • How do I apply?
Apply using the link at the top of this page. We will email out interview times.
  • More questions?
Please email a DJ Director.

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